Mindful Movements are a series of ten physical exercises introduced into the practice by Thây several years ago. They are often conducted by the community as a group but can be practiced on one’s own. Typically, the mindful movements will take place outside in a circle after a walking meditation or sometimes indoors during a dharma talk in order to stretch the body.
Each movement should be carried out three times before proceeding to the next. Body movements should be flowing and graceful and not too rapid. Each movement is coordinated to be in harmony with our breathing. The mindful movements give us a chance to exercise. They allow us to practice sensitivity and awareness to our body, our breathing, and the interconnectedness between our body, our breathing and our mind.